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White Collar Defense and Investigations "The Year In Review" 2015

January 15, 2016

The White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. includes experienced attorneys and former prosecutors who are available on a moment’s notice to assist clients with a wide variety of regulatory, civil and criminal matters. During 2015, our team worked on a diverse spectrum of government enforcement matters—only a few of which are recounted below. In these situations, and many others, we helped clients achieve positive outcomes, thereby reducing risk and increasing profitability. If you or your company could benefit from our services, please contact Dan Flaherty, Sean Bosack Eric Wilson.

  • Investigated bribery and kickback scheme that allegedly occurred at Indian subsidiary of publicly-traded U.S. company 
  • Analyzed client’s compliance with government disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and minority business enterprise (MBE) certification requirements
  • Investigated revenue booking improprieties by CEO and CFO of insurance plan 
  • Submitted voluntary disclosure of export violations to U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Represented primary target of a federal grand jury investigation into an alleged multi-million dollar tax fraud conspiracy
  • Drafted international trade compliance policies for publicly-traded company 
  • Investigated multi-million dollar kickback scheme perpetrated by in-house lawyer
  • Responded to criminal investigation involving mandatory reporting requirements for child abuse and neglect under Wisconsin law
  • Assisted financial institution with investigation of potential elder abuse by customer’s trustee
  • Drafted voluntary disclosure of anti-dumping duty violations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Investigated potential improper payments to county government officials in connection with public schools project
  • Defended target of criminal grand jury investigation involving alleged false statements to federal agents
  • Represented client subpoenaed in a secret John Doe proceeding
  • Defended health care provider in federal criminal case charging Medicare fraud 
  • Investigated whistleblower allegations about environmental hazards at publicly-traded company
  • Advised manufacturer of electronic components regarding compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Represented defendant in federal criminal case charging multiple Hobbs Act violations
  • Assisted client in reporting embezzlement by bookkeeper to federal law enforcement 
  • Represented public company in litigation arising from a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme
  • Resolved professional licensing matter on behalf of physician before Wisconsin and Illinois medical examining boards
  • Represented senior executive of engineering firm in criminal investigation of alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the Buy America Act
  • Protested audit findings by U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleging improper import duty classification 
  • Monitored a global anti-bribery hotline for a multinational company
  • Assisted client in responding to audit by State of Wisconsin regarding payments received under the Affordable Care Act
  • Facilitated involvement of federal law enforcement in investigation of alleged fraud by insurance agent
  • Represented in-house attorney identified as target of federal criminal investigation of alleged government contracting fraud with U.S. Department of Defense
  • Assisted physician practice group in investigation related to narcotics prescription practices of one of its members
  • Conducted internal investigation for nursing home that uncovered payment of illicit bonuses and embezzlement by senior executives

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